Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, September 28, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.

Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to your family, friends, and entire department. I know that Angels carried you high into the heavens above. May you rest in peace & God Bless!

Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Maryland Communications 911 Center

October 5, 2008

May you rest in peace brother, watch over the rest of us and keep us safe. You and your family are in my prayers.

P.O. Ladd
Chicago Police Department

October 5, 2008

Semper Fi, brother.

Rest in Peace.

Police Officer III
Los Angeles Police Department, Gang Enforcement Detail

October 5, 2008

Semper Fi!!

P.O. 011 District
CPD

October 5, 2008

Thank you Lord Jesus for this officr's time and service here on earth and I pray for the peace to cover the family. In Jesus name. Amen.

Lt. Gary Langston
Choctaw Nation Tribal Police

October 5, 2008

Officer Taylor, You chose a profession that many people would never do, you were a policeman. YOU ARE A HERO. My condolences go out to your family, friends, and brothers and sisters in blue.

May you rest in peace and on behalf of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department, our heartfelt condolences.

Police Officer Garcia
Los Angeles Police Department

October 5, 2008

I wish an easy rest for Officer Taylor and strength for the men and women of the Chicago Police Department. Never Forget

Deputy Ken Daniels
Winnebago County Sheriff's Office

October 5, 2008

Rest in Peace, your service will not be forgotten.

-a fellow Officer

Police Officer
Phoenix Police

October 5, 2008

Officer N. Taylor Jr. - Although I do not know you, I have the utmost respect and admiration for you and the job you did for so long.

May you rest in peace, your fellow officers will take the watch from here.

To the Taylor family, I offer my condolences, fellowship in your grief, and the promise to lift you up in prayer. May the God of all comfort minister to you now as you stand in need.

Skip Stocks
Civilian, brother of a fallen NC State Trooper

October 4, 2008

My deepest sympathy to the wife and family of Officer Nathaniel Taylor Jr. May GOD bless and keep you! Being the wife of an officer is one of the toughest jobs there is. Mrs. Taylor, your patience and understanding...I'm sure parallels none and I don't even know you. As an officer, we forget our loved ones may worry and go without our prescence because we are eager to do the job we feel GOD called us to do. Take comfort in knowing your husbands' work was not in vain! GOD will keep him and reward your family favorably! Rest In Peace fellow brother in blue, we'll take over the watch from here!

Officer Green
Sister in Blue

October 4, 2008

May God bless your family during this time.

Though I don't know you I want to thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you made to protect and serve.

And may God bless the Chicago Police Department during this diffucult time.

Rest in peace.

Anonymous

October 4, 2008

Officer Taylor,
As I read this today I am saddened to hear that you were take from this world. May God be with your family. I will forever use this as a reminder to stay safe and watch my back. My condolences to the Chicago Police and your family.. Brother in blue, keep heaven safe and secure. You are a Hero....

OFC. Joshua Howe
Northfield Township Police Michigan

October 4, 2008

Although you have gone EOW for the final time. Your brothers and sisters will still be here doing "The Job". Rest easy brother we will take over for you down here.

Officer K.D. Matlock #748
Montgomery County SO, Ohio

October 4, 2008

Your sacrifice wont be forgotten, may you rest in peace!

Cpl. Chris Black
Maryland State Police

October 3, 2008

I attended your funeral today and all I can say is that I wished I would had the opportunity to have known you. You family, friends and co workers all said the same words, Kind, giving, compassionate, fair, gentle. Every brother and sister in blue hurts for your loss today. We had to let another great cop, father, husband, human being go today. watch over your family and you brothers and sisters in the CPD. May you rest in peace brother

K9 PO

October 3, 2008

"You're a Policeman"


When the hours seem long and the going, rough
When the pay seems small and the criminals, tough
Just square your shoulders and call their bluff
Let them be the ones to cry, "Enough"

You're a Policeman.

When the public scoffs and the papers rave
And blame you alone for a new crime wave
They'll change quick enough when there're lives to save
For deep in their hearts they count you brave

You're a Policeman.

When you bid your loved ones goodbye each day
Don't be too sure you've the harder way
You shoot it out with the crook at bay
They're th eones who sit a home and pray

You're a Policeman.

When you get back home dog tired at night
And wonder if life's really worth the fight
Your cares will vanish and burdens seem light
If you've done your best and your conscience's right

You're a Policeman.

When promotion comes, as it surely will,
If you do your job an dare loyal still
Don't forget soon in your new found thrill
Those others who are plodding up the hill

You're a Policeman.

When you leave at last this worldly din
And seek, like mortals, Paradise to win
Saint Peter, I trust, will o'erlook ev'ry sin
And say, "Well done, my boy, come right in.

You're a Policeman.

Rest easy brother.

Officer Charles Leeds
Norristown Police Dept.

October 3, 2008

God bless you Officer Taylor...may you rest in peace.

Board of Trustees
Matteson IL Police Pension Fund

October 3, 2008

I take your duty belt from here.

Sergeant Bo Wiseman
K-9 Stockholm PD Sweden

October 3, 2008

To the family of Officer Taylor,
May God bless you and comfort you always. It is a very painful and long journey that all of you will have to endure. Just remember that there is a light at the end of the dark tunnel. It gets easier in time. The pain never goes away, you just deal with it. It becomes a part of your life forever. Remember that he died a HERO. The city of Chicago will make sure that he in never forgotten. Just like all the other officers that have left us so tragically and suddenly. Justice will be served for what was done to your family. No one really knows what a person goes through when senseless things like this happen. But people understand and sympathize. Our pain is similar but yet different,depending on the cirmcumstances. Just know that all of you are not alone in this journey. Rely on God to help you and guide you through this ROUGH journey. "If HE brought you to it, HE will get you through it".

From what I have read and heard, your officer was a great man. Wait, let me correct myself and say HE IS A GREAT MAN!!!

My heart is heavy today because Ofc. Taylor will be laid to rest, forever. Oh that sounds so terrible! I feel so bad because I have been there and know the pain of losing someone senselessly. You see my brother was also a CPD who died in the line of duty not so long ago. I cried when I heard another officer was killed. I have cried many times since my brother left. I will not watch the news nor do I want to hear about the funeral. Too sad, too painful, too heart-wrenching. I FEEL YOUR PAIN. So with a heavy heart and tears running down my face, please accept my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray that all of you will find peace one day.

Sister of a CPD who died not so long ago.

Anonymous

October 3, 2008

May you rest in peace. My condolences to your family and friends.

Special Agent
U.S. Postal Service

October 3, 2008

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Ptn. R. Murphy

October 3, 2008

You've fought the noble fight and now God has called you home. Return to Him in honor, my brother, and rest forever in peace. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice. You are my Hero!

Jeff
Former GPD Officer

October 3, 2008

Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Fidoe
Twinsburg, Ohio Police Department

October 3, 2008

As I get ready to leave for your funeral services, I’m reminded of Father Nagle’s homily for Officer Francis, just a few months ago.

During the service, he described PO Francis as the 521st star that made it to heaven. If you count Det. Soto, Nathaniel, you’ll be the 523rd CPD officer to grace God’s presence.

Father Nagle also described an officer’s duties as “doing God’s Work.” Your narcotics/gang investigations over time has no doubt prevented countless acts of violence; the City of Chicago will never fully understand the impact of your work.

And so I wanted to quote the closing statement of Father Nagle’s homily to those visitors of this site- it captures my thoughts better than I’ll be able to express:

“Among all the white robes of heaven, the [523rd] star with the words Chicago Police on it appeared in their midst, and at the bearer’s arrival, the angels themselves bowed in profound respect. And God smiled.”

Police Officer
Chicago Police Department- 011th District

October 3, 2008

My Dearest Heart Felt Condolence To Nathan's (that's what me and his Mom called him) Family:
Words can not express the hurt and anger I am feeling. We shared both good and bad times together. We got through it. I am so humble and thankful to say I(we) learned through our trial and error. We shared a special place in each other's heart. When I received the call at 0550 hours, I never thought I would be writing a Reflection today or saying farewell. At the end of the day, "Thank you for the time we shared, the friendship, compassion, dedication, professionalism, loving spirt and kidness". Thanks for my coffee and bagel you brought me when I came back to Homan Square. Tell my Mom, Momma Taylor and Uncle Ellie I said "Hi" and "I miss them dearly". Take Care Nathan aka Sugar Bear...
P.S. Don't eat too much butter beans and smoke turkey tails... Always Baby Girl

Sheila Watts
Chicago Police Dept. & Cook County Medical Examiners Office

October 3, 2008

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